Volunteer Management

These are some of our most recent resources relating to volunteer management.

Attracting and Keeping Youth Volunteers: Creating a Governance Culture that Nurtures and Values Youth

This report looks at a 2004 research project in Atlantic Canada to determine what charitable and nonprofit organizations could do to create...

Best Practices in Volunteer Management: Recorded Webinar

Recorded webinar (Oct 2015), 1 hour. Club administrators are finding it increasingly challenging to recruit and retain the HQV – the...

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Provides voluntary and not-for-profit organizations with a philosophical framework for involving volunteers at the governance, leadership...

Capacity Builders: Training for not-for-profit human service organizations across Ontario

Capacity Builders, a not-for-profit organization, provides affordable training and management support and resources for a wide-range of not...

City of Markham Volunteer Handbook

This manual is intended to assist new and returning volunteers in developing a thorough understanding of corporate policies and to provide...

City of Waterloo Outdoor Rinks Volunteer Handbook

Community Culture & Recreation Services encourages the establishment of outdoor rinks through cooperative measures with local...

Criteria for Owen Sound Volunteer of the Year Awards

Provides information on criteria for the award, the selection process, and nomination form.

Directors’ Liability: A Discussion Paper on Legal Liability, Risk Management and the Role Of Directors in Non-Profit Organizations

Informs board members about their legal responsibilities and provides practical suggestions for managing risks and minimizing personal...

Empowering Communities through Volunteerism: Wyevale Tree Planting / Woodland Beach Litter Pick-up / Bluewater Beach Planting

Co-presenters: Rebecca Allan, Bonita Desroches Volunteers in community organizations contribute welcome energy, fresh perspectives,...

Family Volunteering / Volunteer Management: Resources from Volunteer Canada

The Family Volunteer section offers tools, research, fact sheets, and more for families and organizations. Tools include: Building...

Hands For Nature: A Volunteer Management Handbook

This booklet provides practical tips and ideas for working effectively with volunteers to create and sustain greening projects and includes...

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Speakers: Tara Jaskowiak, Andrea Caven, David Brown Engaging volunteers well can mean the difference to an organization’s effective...

Managing Volunteers and Staff

The modules in "Managing Volunteers and Staff" are intended to help boards/Core Organizing Groups (COGs) understand the components of good...

Park Friends Group Guidebook

This guidebook walks you through what you need to know to start and run a successful volunteer park group. Get tips for working with your...

Sport Volunteerism in Small Communities in the Northwest Territories

The purpose of this study, carried out from October 2004 to July 2005, was to examine sport volunteerism in small communities in the...

Sport, the Voluntary Sector, and Canadian Identity: Learning from the Voluntary Sector Awareness Project

This discussion paper provides a summary of the Voluntary Sector Awareness Project process and Conversation outcomes, gives information on...

Supporting and Recognizing Youth as Community Volunteers

This research looks at youth involvement in recreation volunteering, including the constraints that prevent them from volunteering and...

The Impact of High School Mandatory Community Service Programs on Subsequent Volunteering and Civic Engagement

This research project addresses how or if mandating community service in adolescence will develop civic orientations and motivate...

The Ontario Rural Council (TORC)'s "Valuing the Rural Volunteer" toolkit

Tools to: 1. give you some new ideas for engaging youth in volunteer activities 2. help you measure the value of volunteers. 3. objectively...

The Screening Handbook: Tools and Resources for the Voluntary Sector

Tools and resources to better match people and organizations, improve the safety and quality of programs in communities, and reduce risks...

Tools for Mass Screening and Interviewing

Co-presenters: Laura Kerr, Carrie Mawson, City of Hamilton; Sally Thomson, Laurie Quinlan, City of London  Recruiting...

Toronto ON: Volunteer Staff Manual - Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Information for and about volunteers in the parks, forestry and recreation sector.

Volunteer Agreement Form

Provides guidelines, signature page, volunteer information, including skills, interests, and availability.

Volunteer Connections: New Strategies For Involving Older Adults

Are non-profit and voluntary organizations ready to harness the power of the Baby Boomers as volunteers? What can be done to maximize this...

Volunteer Guidelines

Topics Inluded in this Section Roles and Responsibilities of School Age Child Care Team Orientation Procedures for Volunteers and...

Volunteer Management - What's The Risk?

Discusses risk management strategies when working with volunteers. Presented at the 2008 Parks and Recreation Ontario Aquatics Conference.

Volunteer Management Strategy / Demystifying the Volunteer Management Strategy (2011)

The Strategy focuses on five strategic directions: Manage volunteers through a technology-based Volunteer Management System. Work...

Volunteer Recognition is an Art

Includes general tips about the importance of volunteer recognition, ideas for how to recognize volunteers and resources for more ideas.

Volunteer Screening and Recruitment in Sport: Resource Kit

Intended for provincial and community sport organizations, this resource provides examples of volunteer job descriptions, interview how-to’...

Volunteer Selection Process and Guidelines / Volunteer and Student Placement Manual

The Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) is a settlement service agency. They offer settlement counselling, English language testing,...

Volunteer Support Initiative / Youth Ambassador program

This site provides various documents related to the Volunteer Support Initiative, which was launched in 2012, and its Youth Ambassador...

Volunteering and charitable giving in Canada

This report uses data from the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Giving, Volunteering and Participating to profile volunteering and...

Volunteering: Back to Basics

Non-profit organizations, and in particular the parks and recreation field, need to take the time and effort required to effectively...

Volunteers, Community and Place

Full title: Volunteers, Community and Place: The Case of the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, Alberta This presentation is based on a...

Working Differently: Solutions Create Strength

A powerpoint presented by Jay Connor of the Collaboratory For Community Support at the Strengthening Voluntarism Symposium. For more...

Working with Volunteers / Recruiting Volunteers / Volunteers: The Heart of Community Organizations

Working with Volunteers looks at: The Volunteer Job Description; Volunteer Recruitment Planner; Helpful Hints for Training Volunteers;...
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